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  • Whirlpool Tub Repair?

    Been asked to work on a Whirlpool Tub.

    Description: Leak on one side of a Tee in the drive side of the pump. Union off top of pump-right into a Tee....one part of that Tee is leaking. This is off of description.

    Anyone know if these are just standard size unions? 1.5"?

    I think I might have a pic. or two. Try to find it.

    Thanks for any ideas.


    J.C.

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    Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

    Here's some pictures if that helps bring any ideas.

    Thanks.


    J.C.
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    • #3
      Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

      Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
      Here's some pictures if that helps bring any ideas.

      Thanks.


      J.C.
      I always tell the customer to call the manufacture for service.

      If it was an easy fix..I might attempt it.

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      • #4
        Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

        Thanks. I keep trying to steer them that way as well. Even told them this could get into several hundred dollars at the blink of an eye.

        Still want me to work on it.

        For some reason, I almost never, ever, get an easy one.

        Ductwork from joist to ground the length of the house.
        Galvanized connected to tub valves with no unions.
        And I've never seen an outside cleanout on a clogged drain.

        Etc. etc. Such is the life.


        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

          Once you can figure out who the manufacture is and the model and serial number it's pretty easy. The unions may or mat not fit other brands so you are better off calling the manufacture.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

            Thanks. Screwed. Supposed to roll on this tomorrow.

            Sure looks AquaGlassy.


            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

              Originally posted by TheMaster
              Theres a spa tub manufacturer here and if they dont have the unions they have the entire pump with the unions. The tubing is flex pvc,use some blue glue on it and regular pvc fittings. Give it the full time to cure.
              Thanks. The tubs I've put in like this don't have what I would call "Flex PVC" like you see on that bendable Watco. They've always had regular PVC that looks like it is bent with a heat gun.

              There is a kink over to the right of the union. Could be flex.


              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

                I've never seen a whirlpool tub faucet like that one. Single handle. Looks like regular sink faucet.
                Sorry, just wondering aloud.

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                • #9
                  Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

                  I think it is a Price Pfister.

                  On another subject... I can't stand it when they tile the front apron of the tub. They never listen when you try to tell them they might have to work on parts underneath one day.


                  J.C.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

                    be aware often the spa type plumbing fittings are unique to the manufacturer [ugh!]
                    I have a Phoenix spa..but it's made with a myriad of sub-manufacturers' assemblies.
                    I had to replace some PVC fittings and they were 1 1/4"
                    I had to special order as Home Depot carries 1" and 1 1/2"

                    good luck

                    Cactus Man

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                    • #11
                      Re: Whirlpool Tub Repair?

                      Having a spa, it all looks familiar. I'm guessing a spa service will have what You need on the truck. Try sundance and hot springs
                      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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